If you enjoyed reading the first part of our interview with blogger Hosiery for Men, you can’t miss the second (and final) part. We have been talking about Hosiery for Men’s favourite styles and brands, as well as the experience of buying hosiery when you are a man.
Why are tights a good idea for guys as well as women? What advantages do they have for men?
Well, tights were invented by men so they have never really not been a good idea for us. Firstly they are practical for keeping your legs warm and healthy. Secondly, they can provide support for the legs and circulation for men who work outside or who work standing up for long periods. Tights are very beneficial for men with leg cramps or circulation problems. Finally, they simply feel great. I can’t see why only women should be able to enjoy the benefits of wearing tights.
What styles and brands do you like?
I prefer the better quality and slightly more expensive brands. Basically, when it comes to buying hosiery, you do get what you pay for. My preferences include Falke, Wolford, Kunert, Aristoc and Cette. You pay a bit more for some of these brands but it’s worth it for the quality and how much wear you get from the tights.
Falke, in particular, is really superb. Every product they bring out seems to have been carefully designed and developed. The range of sizing is excellent and the XL sizes always fit me perfectly. They use premium yarns and their tights always make your legs feel amazing. I love their Pure Matt 100 tights in really cold weather. The Pure Matt 50 tights are also great when it is cool. The Falke Cotton Touch tights are another favourite of mine, as they are so comfortable and the fabric breathes well. The Falke Pure Matt 20 tights are great premium sheer tights and seem to last forever if you look after them.
Falke used to make men’s tights also. They know that their products are popular with men across Europe but I am convinced that they now design their ranges to be unisex.
On your personal experience…
How do you like to style your tights?
I like opaque tights more than anything in dark colours such as black, brown and blue. I don’t really have a style as such as I wear them under trousers and jeans. But I do try and match the shade with the shoes or boots and trousers I am wearing. I quite like argyle, ribbed and diamond styles as well. Thick black opaque tights look just like socks unless they have a shine to them.
I also like sheer and semi-sheer tights when it’s not very cold. They feel great under trousers, especially if they have a slight sheen to them.
What have been your experiences when buying tights for yourself?
My experiences, to be honest, have only been positive. A couple of times, sales assistants have assumed that I was buying the tights for someone else until I told them they were for me! Occasionally that has been met with surprise, but usually, people have been really professional and helpful. I think that is because it is less unusual than people might think.
One of the best experiences I had was in Harrods in London, where there is an extensive range of Falke hosiery. The assistant talked me through the range and based her recommendations on her expertise and experience. That was the first time I tried the Falke Pure Matt 100 tights.
Of course, it is easy to buy tights online now. UK Tights, for example, has a huge range of brands and styles to choose from. This makes it so much easier to choose what you need. The selection is much more extensive than any high street store can offer.
To me, it’s been such a positive development that there is such a great selection of tights available online now. There always seem to be new styles and brands to try. From a quality perspective, tights now are the best they have ever been. With modern technology and great fabrics, it is much easier for men to find great quality tights with a good fit. My advice is to go for quality brands and you won’t be disappointed.
What are Hosiery for Men‘s favourite tights for the season?
These are Hosiery for Men‘s favourite tights for men to wear in Spring/Summer (as featured on Hosiery for Men blog):
- Wolford Pure 10 Tights – £30.99
- Falke Pure Matt 20 Tights – £11.99
- Activskin Light Support Tights (A579) – £19.99
At UK Tights we want to thank Hosiery for Men for kindly agreeing to collaborate with us. It’s always a pleasure to talk about our shared passion: hosiery!